Digital citizenship and participation through twitter: The case of provincial capital municipalities in Ecuador (2009–2019)

Narcisa Jessenia Medranda Morales, Victoria Dalila Palacios Mieles, Daniel Barredo Ibáñez, Camila Pérez Lagos

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Abstract

Within the framework of citizen empowerment generated by technological development, social media turn out to be a powerful tool of communication and socialization. That is the reason why governmental entities have turned their look towards the unlimited possibilities that some virtual platforms and applications offer. In that sense, this article provides a general vision regarding participation routines of Ecuadorian users through Twitter. To this goal, a monitoring process has been carried out over eight main municipalities in this Andean republic. The results indicate that users actively interact on Twitter accounts belonging to public municipal organizations, spreading information through retweet. Thus, this social network has become an interesting citizen discussion space promoting a larger democratic evolution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology and Systems - Proceedings of ICITS 2020
EditorsÁlvaro Rocha, Carlos Ferrás, Carlos Enrique Montenegro Marin, Víctor Hugo Medina García
PublisherSpringer
Pages681-692
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030406899
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
EventInternational Conference on Information Technology and Systems, ICITS 2020 - Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 5 Feb 20207 Feb 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1137 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Technology and Systems, ICITS 2020
Country/TerritoryColombia
CityBogota
Period5/02/207/02/20

Keywords

  • Content analysis
  • Digital citizenship
  • Politics
  • Social networks
  • Twitter

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